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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546881/haematological-malignancies-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-case-reports-and-review-of-the-world-literature
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M Colaci, D Giuggioli, C Vacchi, C Ferri
Background. The association of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and haematological cancers was reported in a large number of case reports and cohort studies, describing SSc patients with highly heterogeneous clinical pictures. Objective. We reviewed the literature to better describe SSc patients with haematological malignancies. Methods. SSc cases complicated by haematological malignancies described in the world literature were collected; other 2 cases referred to our centre were reported. Results. One hundred-thirty SSc subjects were collected from 1954 up to date...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546866/a-diagnostic-protocol-designed-for-determining-allergic-causes-in-patients-with-blood-eosinophilia
#2
Jean-François Magnaval, Guy Laurent, Noémie Gaudré, Judith Fillaux, Antoine Berry
BACKGROUND: Blood eosinophilia is a common laboratory abnormality, and its characterization frequently represents a quandary for primary care physicians. Consequently, in France, specialists and particularly hematologists, often must investigate patients who present with blood eosinophilia that often, but not always, occurs because of allergic causes. Both the Departments of Hematology and Parasitology at Toulouse University Hospitals established a collaboration to rule out allergic causes of eosinophilia, particularly helminthiases, prior to initiating more sophisticated investigations...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543980/multicenter-analysis-of-the-use-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips-for-management-of-mpn-associated-portal-hypertension
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Christopher R Reilly, Daria V Babushok, Karlyn Martin, Jerry L Spivak, Michael Streiff, Ranjeeta Bahirwani, Jeffrey Mondschein, Brady Stein, Alison Moliterno, Elizabeth O Hexner
BCR-ABL1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are clonal stem cell disorders defined by proliferation of one or more myeloid lineages, and carry an increased risk of vascular events and progression to myelofibrosis and leukemia. Portal hypertension (pHTN) occurs in 7-18% of MPN patients via both thrombotic and nonthrombotic mechanisms and portends a poor prognosis. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) has been used in the management of MPN-associated pHTN; however, data on long-term outcomes of TIPS in this setting is limited and the optimal management of medically refractory MPN-associated pHTN is not known...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541874/pasteurella-multocida-ecthyma-complicated-by-necrotizing-fasciitis
#4
Nima Milani-Nejad, Kelly Tyler, Carmine A Grieco, Benjamin H Kaffenberger
Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious infection of the skin and soft tissues. Pasteurella multocida is rarely reported to cause necrotizing fasciitis and is associated with high mortality. We describe a female patient with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus and myeloproliferative disorder presenting with bullae and erythema of the right forearm secondary to P. multocida infection after possible cat bite. Despite adequate antibiotic coverage she developed necrotizing fasciitis diagnosed clinically and on diagnostic imaging...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536276/persistent-immune-stimulation-exacerbates-genetically-driven-myeloproliferative-disorders-via-stromal-remodeling
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Claudio Tripodo, Alessia Burocchi, Pier Paolo Piccaluga, Claudia Chiodoni, Paola Portararo, Barbara Cappetti, Laura Botti, Alessandro Gulino, Alessandro Isidori, Arcangelo Liso, Giuseppe Visani, Maria Paola Martelli, Brunangelo Falini, Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Mario P Colombo, Sabina Sangaletti
Systemic immune stimulation has been associated with increased risk of myeloid malignancies, but the pathogenic link is unknown. We demonstrate in animal models that experimental systemic immune activation alters the bone marrow stromal microenvironment, disarranging extracellular matrix (ECM) microarchitecture, with down-regulation of SPARC and collagen-I and induction of complement activation. These changes were accompanied by a decrease in Treg frequency and by an increase in activated effector T cells. Under these conditions, hematopoietic precursors harboring nucleophosmin-1 (NPM1) mutation generated myeloid cells unfit for normal hematopoiesis but prone to immunogenic death, leading to neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527983/when-a-death-apparently-associated-to-sexual-assault-is-instead-a-natural-death-due-to-idiopathic-hypereosinophilic-syndrome-the-importance-of-gamma-hydroxybutyric-acid-analysis-in-vitreous-humor
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Francesco Paolo Busardò, Francesca Portelli, Angelo Montana, Maria Concetta Rotolo, Simona Pichini, Emiliano Maresi
We here report a case involving a 21-year-old female, found dead in a central square of a city in the south of Italy. Initial evidences and circumstances were suggestive of a death associated with a sexual assault. Two peripheral blood and two vitreous humor samples were collected for the purpose of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) testing from the dead body at two different post-mortem intervals (PMIs): approximately 2 (t0) and 36 (t1) hours. The obtained results showed that, between t0 and t1, there was an increase of GHB concentrations in peripheral blood and vitreous humor of 66...
April 11, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513614/recurrent-somatic-jak-stat-pathway-variants-within-a-runx1-mutated-pedigree
#7
Kiran Tawana, Jun Wang, Péter A Király, Krisztián Kállay, Gábor Benyó, Marianna Zombori, Judit Csomor, Ahad Al Seraihi, Ana Rio-Machin, András Matolcsy, Claude Chelala, Jamie Cavenagh, Jude Fitzgibbon, Csaba Bödör
Germline variants within the transcription factor RUNX1 are associated with familial platelet disorder and acute leukemia in over 40% of carriers. At present, the somatic events triggering leukemic transformation appear heterogeneous and profiles of leukemia initiation across family members are poorly defined. We report a new RUNX1 family where three sisters harboring a germline nonsense RUNX1 variant, c.601C>T (p.(Arg201*)), developed acute myelomonocytic leukemia (AML) at 5 years of age. Whole-exome sequencing of tumor samples revealed all three siblings independently acquired variants within the JAK-STAT pathway, specifically targeting JAK2 and SH2B3 (a negative regulator of JAK2), while also sharing the 46/1 haplotype linked with sporadic JAK2-positive myeloproliferative neoplasms...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502479/megakaryocytes-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-have-unique-somatic-mutations
#8
Belinda B Guo, Richard J Allcock, Bob Mirzai, Jacques A Malherbe, Fizzah A Choudry, Mattia Frontini, Hun Chuah, James Liang, Simon E Kavanagh, Rebecca Howman, Willem H Ouwehand, Kathryn A Fuller, Wendy N Erber
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of related clonal hemopoietic stem cell disorders associated with hyperproliferation of myeloid cells. They are driven by mutations in the hemopoietic stem cell, most notably JAK2(V617F), CALR, and MPL. Clinically, they have the propensity to progress to myelofibrosis and transform to acute myeloid leukemia. Megakaryocytic hyperplasia with abnormal features are characteristic, and it is thought that these cells stimulate and drive fibrotic progression. The biological defects underpinning this remain to be explained...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499938/allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-myelofibrosis
#9
REVIEW
Tania Jain, Ruben A Mesa, Jeanne M Palmer
Myeloproliferative neoplasm is a category in the World Health Organization classification of myeloid tumors. BCR-ABL1-negative MPN is a subcategory that includes primary myelofibrosis (MF), post-essential thrombocythemia MF, and post-polycythemia vera MF. These disorders are characterized by stem cell-derived clonal myeloproliferation. Clinically, these diseases present with anemia and splenomegaly, as well as significant constitutional symptoms, such as severe fatigue, symptoms associated with an enlarged spleen and liver, pruritus, fevers, night sweats, and bone pain...
May 9, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484264/the-role-of-lnk-sh2b3-genetic-alterations-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-and-other-hematological-disorders
#10
REVIEW
N Maslah, B Cassinat, E Verger, J-J Kiladjian, L Velazquez
Malignant hematological diseases are mainly due to the occurrence of molecular abnormalities leading to the deregulation of signaling pathways essential for precise cell behavior. High resolution genome analysis using microarray and large-scale sequencing have helped identify several important acquired gene mutations that are responsible for such signaling deregulations across different hematological malignancies. In particular, the genetic landscape of classical myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) has been in large part completed with the identification of driver mutations (targeting the cytokine receptor/JAK2 pathway) that determine MPN phenotype, as well as additional mutations mainly affecting the regulation of gene expression (epigenetics or splicing regulators) and signaling...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468589/forced-expression-of-wnt-antagonists-sfrp1-and-wif1-sensitizes-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Melek Pehlivan, Ceyda Caliskan, Zeynep Yuce, Hakkı Ogun Sercan
Chronic myeloid leukemia is a clonal myeloproliferative disorder that arises from the neoplastic transformation of the hematopoietic stem cell, in which the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been demonstrated to play an important role in disease progression. However, the role of Wnt signaling antagonists in therapy resistance and disease progression has not been fully investigated. We aimed to study the effects of Wnt/β-catenin pathway antagonists-secreted frizzled-related protein 1 and Wnt inhibitory factor 1-on resistance toward tyrosine kinase inhibitors in chronic myeloid leukemia...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466384/splicing-factor-mutations-in-mds-rars-and-mds-mpn-rs-t
#12
REVIEW
Akihide Yoshimi, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Spliceosomal mutations, especially mutations in SF3B1, are frequently (>80%) identified in patients with refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (RARS) and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms with ringed sideroblasts and thrombocytosis (MDS/MPN-RS-T; previously known as RARS-T), and SF3B1 mutations have a high positive predictive value for disease phenotype with ringed sideroblasts. These observations suggest that SF3B1 mutations play important roles in the pathogenesis of these disorders and formation of ringed sideroblasts...
June 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460339/recommendations-for-molecular-testing-in-classical-ph1-neg-myeloproliferative-disorders-a-consensus-project-of-the-italian-society-of-hematology
#13
REVIEW
Paola Guglielmelli, Daniela Pietra, Fabrizio Pane, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Mario Cazzola, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Sante Tura, Giovanni Barosi
The discovery that Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) present with several molecular abnormalities, including the mostly represented JAK2V617F mutation, opened new horizons in the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of these disorders. However, the great strides in the knowledge on molecular genetics need parallel progresses on the best approach to methods for detecting and reporting disease-associated mutations, and to shape the most effective and rationale testing pathway in the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of MPNs...
April 23, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455647/cmml-clinical-and-molecular-aspects
#14
REVIEW
Raphael Itzykson, Matthieu Duchmann, Nolwenn Lucas, Eric Solary
Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia is a chronic myeloid neoplasm occurring mostly in the elderly with overlapping features of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) characterized by chronic monocytosis. Recent progresses in the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of CMML have stirred a renewed interest in this clinically heterogeneous disorder. Here, we review the recent progresses in the biology of CMML and how it affects its current and future clinical management.
June 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445074/unravelling-chloroma-review-of-imaging-findings
#15
Anuradha Singh, Pawan Kumar, Sheragaru Hanumanthappa Chandrashekhara, Atin Kumar
Chloroma refers to the extramedullary proliferation of immature myeloid precursors occurring in a gamut of myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic conditions; acute myeloid leukaemia being the commonest. With non-specific clinical and imaging manifestations, it runs a high risk of misdiagnosis which may significantly affect the outcome of an otherwise treatable lesion. Also with these lesions heralding impending blast crises, awareness of the imaging findings becomes imperative. Imaging not only helps raise the suspicion but also guides further confirmation by demonstration of specific immunohistochemistry markers, ensuring timely institution of chemotherapy...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442268/generalized-palisaded-neutrophilic-and-granulomatous-dermatitis-a-cutaneous-manifestation-of-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-a-clinical-histopathological-and-molecular-study-of-three-cases
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Birgit Federmann, Irina Bonzheim, Amir S Yazdi, Janine Schmidt, Falko Fend, Gisela Metzler
Palisaded neutrophilic and granulomatous dermatitis (PNGD) is characterized by erythematous papules or plaques on trunk or limbs and is frequently associated with rheumatological, autoimmune or hematological malignancies. Histopathology shows interstitial granulomas composed of epitheloid histiocytes in the reticular dermis with surrounding foci of collagen degeneration and variable neutrophilic inflammation. We report three cases of generalized PNGD associated with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), a myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm, which may show a variety of cutaneous manifestations...
April 22, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420931/paediatrics-primary-myelofibrosis-and-acute-stroke-a-rare-presentation
#17
Wajida Mazher, Ather Hasan Rizvi, Arsalan Majeed Adam, Muhammad Saad Ali Mallick, Ansab Godil
Idiopathic Myelofibrosis is a rare myeloproliferative disorder. In children, it becomes even rarer. Herein, we report a case of idiopathic myelofibrosis of a 6-year old male patient who presented with complaints of pallor, petechiae and bleeding from gums. Bone marrow aspirate showed afragmented haemodiluted smears with erythroid and myeloid precursors scattered throughout. Trephine biopsy showed increased background fibrotic activity along with clusters of histiocytes. A diagnosis of paediatric primary myelofibrosis was made on biopsy...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408397/the-il-31-il-31-receptor-axis-general-features-and-role-in-tumor-microenvironment
#18
REVIEW
Elisa Ferretti, Anna Corcione, Vito Pistoia
IL-31 is a recently identified cytokine with a well-defined role in the pathogenesis of pruritus. IL-31, whose production is induced by IL-4 and IL-33, binds a heterodimeric receptor (R) composed of the exclusive IL-31RA chain and the shared oncostatin M R. Signaling through the IL-31R involves the MAPK, PI3K/AKT and Jak/STAT pathways. Different variants and isoforms of IL-31RA with different signaling activities have been identified. IL-31 is produced predominantly by circulating Th2 lymphocytes and skin-homing CLA(+)CD45RO(+) T cells...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394193/ezh2-inhibitors-a-patent-review-2014-2016
#19
Giulia Stazi, Clemens Zwergel, Antonello Mai, Sergio Valente
The histone methyltransferase EZH2 is the catalytic subunit of the PRC2 complex involved in H3K27 trimethylation. Aberrant PRC2 activity has been reported in several cancers and EZH2 overexpression has been associated with poor outcome in different tumors. EZH2 somatic mutations and deletions was found in lymphomas, myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative disorders and associated with higher H3K27me3 levels. Numerous chemical entities have been studied as EZH2 inhibitors in the recent years and some of them entered the cancer clinical arena...
April 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393599/-epidemiologic-features-of-philadelphia-negative-chronic-myeloproliferative-disorders-in-szabolcs-szatm%C3%A3-r-bereg-county-hungary-analysis-of-data-of-a-33-year-period
#20
János Jakó, László Szerafin
INTRODUCTION: In their previous work, the authors reported findings from 30 years on the incidence of hematological malignancies in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, Hungary. Until now there are no other studies on this topic available in Hungary. AIM: Detailed analysis of epidemiologic features of patients with Philadelphia-negative chronic myeloproliferative disorders was carried out. METHOD: During a 33-year period (between January 1, 1983 and December 31, 2015) 4523 adult patients with hematologic malignancies were recorded in the leukaemia/lymphoma registry of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county...
April 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
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